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Family Recipe File

Mod Podge, paper and a magazine file are the simple ingredients needed for making a family recipe file.

At a Glance:

#5445 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Acrylic Paint Logo
  • Mod Podge Finishes and Formulas Logo

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Chalk - White Adirondack, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.99
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Black, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Baby Pink, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
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Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $15.59
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Other Supplies

Magazine file, Scrapbook paper, pencil, scissors, Foam paintbrush, Corse loose-bristle paintbrush, Wooden kitchen spoon, twine, Hot glue, Wood word: family, Paper border embellishment,


  1. Trace all the sides of the magazine file onto the back of the scrapbook paper. Cut out the papers.
  2. Apply Mod Podge to the back of the paper, position onto the magazine file, smooth with a brayer or your fingers to remove any air bubbles. Allow to dry for 15 min. Top-coat with a layer of Mod Podge to seal the paper. Do this for each side. On the spine, Mod Podge a paper border across the top.
  3. Paint the word family with Pure Black paint. Dry brush White Adirondack over the letters. To dry brush, dip the loose bristle course brush into the White Adirondack, tap off almost all of the paint and with a very light hand paint.
  4. Paint the wooden spoon with Baby Pink. Dry brush White Adirondack over the spoon. Once dry hot glue and wrap twine around the handle of the spoon.
  5. Hot glue the spoon and family to the spine of the magazine holder.

Tip: Personalize it more with painted letters that spell a family name.

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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.